FCT Police command arrests, ATM theft, kidnappers, introduced command hotlines

The Federal Capital Territory FCT Police Command paraded suspects Thursday for drugs, theft/house breaking, one chance robbery, Armed Robbery, car theft and cultism.The Commissioner CP Bala Ciroma said the command have arrested six notorious member of the robbery gang that specializes in transferring money through bank accounts linked to their victims SIM cards.
CP Bala Ciroma disclosed this during a news conference in Abuja.
According to Ciroma, “the suspects whose robbery operations is targeted at their victim’s SIM cards, especially SIMs linked to bank accounts, were arrested at their hideout in keffi Nasarawa state.
most bank accounts used as destination accounts where the proceeds of this crime is lodged are bank accounts created by the syndicate for unsuspecting persons picked from street.When such accounts are opened, the leader of the syndicate takes custody of the ATM cards and use same to card to withdraw all money transferred into the account from victim’s whose account have been hacked.
Suspects arrested are; Salisu Maaki, Abraham Yusuf, Mohammed Auwal, Babangida Mohammed,Abubakar Musa and Abubakar Ibrahim Sadiq.
Exhibit recovered includes, 13 phones, 55 SIM cards and 6 ATM cards, he added. 
Operatives from the command, arrested one Iyajesu Azaki, on the 30 of july 2019, 40 years of age.
Bala said, ” the arrest of the suspects were in furtherance to an ongoing investigations into the source of two guns recovered from one Suleiman Abubakar and Monday Ayuba who were arrested at Nuku village during a robbery operations.
Also arrested is one Nasiru Musa and his brother  Abdulazeez  who supply charms used by the suspects to carry out their robbery operations”. Acting on intelligence gathering the command has arrested five suspects identified as secret informants to kidnappers terrorising Abaji and it’s environ.The suspects confused to have been involved in the act.Suspects arrested are: Yusuf Sani, Mohammed Abdullahi, Surajo AH, Bello Mohammed and Aliyu Yusuf.
As part of the command effort to improve on it’s services delivery to residents of FCT residence, the command has produce the FCT policing plan for 2019.
The plan is designed to ensure effective policing and also address the crimes of concern raised during the command’s meeting with stakeholders.
CP Bala Ciroma enjoined FCT residents to leverage on it and support the police to serve them better.
In case of any distress the command control room can be reached on:08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08023940883, he added.

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